Learn how to make a barnwood pallet sign with just paint and stain. Our simple technique will have you making a version of this sign for every season. If you need a rustic touch to any room of your home, this is the craft tutorial for you! Get that farmhouse look in minutes with this technique.
- Wood Stain in a dark color
- Craft Paint
- Blank Wood Pallet Sign
- Paint Brush
Start with the dark grey paint and a paint brush. Use a very dry brush and add the paint in the direction of the wood grain. The goal is not complete coverage but rather to add light and dark spots as shown below.
Then repeat with the white paint. As you can see, there is still wood showing through the paint. This is what you want! NOTE: Because you are using a VERY dry brush the paint will dry in a matter of minutes.
Congrats! You now have a barnwood like surface that is ready for anything you want to paint on it! I added the word “FALL” in a scripted font in orange. You can choose your finishing touches now that you have learned how to make a barnwood pallet sign.
My finished pallet sign is below and is actually sitting on real barnwood in the image. My version is a shade lighter but overall a reasonable facsimile. This technique can be used on signs and more for adding to your farmhouse decor.
If you are painting a fall version for your home, you might want to learn how to make our baker’s twine pumpkins as well. They go perfectly in front of this pallet sign.
Use this technique for how to make a barnwood sign over and over again. You can make gorgeous farmhouse decor for every season. Once you get the hang of it, this process will be super simple and you can add it to any surface.
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Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.